Money Matters For Youth will guide and inform youth about managing money wisely. By learning productive techniques of money management, students gain valuable tools that they use for the rest of their lives. The information is priceless and the activities are exclusive. These lessons will not only provide exposure but also memories that will last a lifetime. The training includes budgeting, life planning/goals, spending patterns, needs versus wants, etiquette, networking, investments and other issues that impact youth and their financial resources.
- Kid’s Club
An after-school and weekend program for youth, ages 6-12. Meeting every 2nd Saturday of each month, Kids’ Club is designed toward offering its members a positive, fun experience in the safe environment of the Detroit Impact Center. Activities include, but aren’t limited to:
-Tabletop Board Games
-Artistic Enrichment Classes
-One-on-One & Group Tutoring
**Kids Club makes tutoring available for all participants.
- STEAM @ the D
- Code and Tech
Merriam-Webster describes Technology as, “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area.”Coding is defined as, “creating instructions for a computer.” To expound, this can be as simple as power on or off, or as complex as games or apps used daily. Detroit Impact, along with local and nationally acclaimed organizations like Black Girls Code, Grand Circus – Detroit, and various members of the Cody-Rouge community provides access to activities like, but are not limited to:
– Introductions to Coding and Computer Programming and Design
-Low Cost Community Based Computer Literacy Workshops
-Public access to Desktop, Internet, and Printer Services
These activities provide gateways to employment opportunities for our youth, as well as cutting edge skills that contribute to future society as a whole.
- SOLAR Girls
A comprehensive, academic program to expose and empower young black girls in Renewable Energy, to become Green Industry leaders specific to Solar Photo-voltaic technology. This initiative will seek to foster a K-12 learning bride for girls in Detroit schools who desire to advance their knowledge and experiences throughout their career pathways and education. This program is offered to growing women, 6th through 12th grade.
- Academic Support/Detroit Schools
Our Academic Support Programs Finishline: S.T.E.P.P.S SAT Preparation and Literacy combine basic math, reading, writing and speaking skills. We provide Link Learning homework assistance. Group instruction and individual tutoring. We help students relate to what they learn in their classrooms to their future and “everyday life”.
- ChangeMakers – Leadership Development
A Detroit Impact initiative utilizing structured activities that support positive adolescent development, leading to positive decision making and critical thinking skills. ChangeMakers is designed to build character, improve reading/comprehension skills, provide opportunities for creative expression, social skills, and personal growth. Activities include but are not limited to:
-6 Pillars of Character
-Participant Development Plans
- Media Arts Complete Social Media Program
Originally created as program equipping the youth with a camera, and allowing them to return with camera footage or stills expressing their “point of view”. The media arts program affectionately refers to its members as VMAs (Viewfinder Media Artists), and give them the necessary resources to create original content and possibly pursue a career in Media in their future; either in front of the camera, or “behind-the-scenes”. Skills include, but aren’t limited to:
-Camera and Background Lighting
-Mock Reporting and Interviews
Participants apply their newly acquired skills directly as we task them with filming the Center’s various updates and events, as well as providing our YouTube channel as an outlet for them to post their original family-friendly content.
- Motown Writers Journalism Class
This class encourages youth to write and equip them with skills of observation, research, and information compilations. The youth in this program create a newsletter from a teen’s point of view. It also includes guided reading from various African American writers.
- Microsoft Computer Learning Center (MCLC)
Our Computer Learning Center is an essential community resource. In the MCLC, youth have an opportunity to learn the latest software packages, access the internet, and digital learning programs. In addition, participants are part of our special Microsoft Learning Center Program. Microsoft Certified Trainers provide instruction for skills in the latest Microsoft Windows OS, MS Office Suite, Graphics and Video Game Design, Movie-making and editing, Website Design and Social Media Development.
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